Join InterNations

The world's largest expat community

Looking for Expats in Bakersfield?

  • Connect with fellow expats in Bakersfield

  • Join exciting events and groups for expats

  • Get information in our expat guides

  • Exchange tips about expat life in the USA

  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Bakersfield

Life in Bakersfield is officially ‘All American’, with the city having been awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League in 1990. It’s no surprise then, that the city is also known as California’s Country Music Capital, having adopted the ‘Bakersfield sound’; a twangy style of steel guitar music made popular by hometown country music stars, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. The Buck Owens Crystal Palace and Museum still hosts country music concerts and is also a night club and bar. Expatriates interested in music can find a wealth of information on events and connect with other expat music lovers on the InterNations discussion groups. For expats living in Bakersfield with more of an interest in food than music, most of the historic restaurants deliver Basque food, giving a nod to the Mexican influences in California. Being ‘All American’, Bakersfield is home to some minor league professional sports teams and expats with an interest in sports can watch the Bakersfield Blaze (baseball), Condors (ice hockey) or Jam (basketball), or even check out the Famoso Raceway for some drag strip racing.

Join Our Exciting Events in Bakersfield

Attend our monthly events and activities for Bakersfield expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Feb 21, 2024, 12:50 AM
2 attendees
Serious RSVPs please. Check your calendar to see if you're really available. Let's be considerate to your consuls. M&S has $2 Baja fish tacos on Tuesdays plus they have drink specials through 6:30
Feb 21, 2024, 2:00 AM
3 attendees
Join us for dinner, drinks, and Trivia (...) Protected content (...) . Great veggie options. Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. in the back room, but feel free to arrive any time after 7:00 p.m. You can
Feb 22, 2024, 2:30 AM
3 attendees
Join Cal Poly Pomona's Michi and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair of Multicultural Studies and Intertrend Communication for a film screening of "Bad Axe" by David Siev. Plot: This film follows a vivid de
Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM
20 attendees
Come and join us for a glass of wine or tapas in this wine bar uptown. Meet and discuss new wines and make new friends interested in wine. Relaxed evening to meet familar faces and explore the wine b

Want to see all the upcoming events in Bakersfield?

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in Bakersfield

  • Community Member
    From Finland, living in Barcelona
  • Community Member
    From United Kingdom, living in Sofia
  • Community Member
    From South Africa, living in Los Angeles
  • Community Member
    From Turkey, living in San Diego
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Philadelphia
  • Community Member
    From Portugal, living in Houston
  • Community Member
    From Japan, living in Washington, D.C.
  • Community Member
    From Spain, living in Zagreb
  • Community Member
    From Brazil, living in Houston
  • Community Member
    From Romania, living in Barcelona

Meet other expats like you in Bakersfield

Our Global Partners

Share your hobbies and interests with expats in Bakersfield

Moving to Bakersfield

Bakersfield sits at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in California, equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles. Sitting in a valley, with close proximity to mountain passes makes Bakersfield a transportation hub. This is great news for expats moving to Bakersfield with a view to working in the surrounding areas. Bakersfield is one of the fastest growing cities in California, with thriving communities spreading right to the city limits. Many companies have moved to Bakersfield to take advantage of inexpensive land and access to the rest of America, with international ports in both Los Angeles and Oakland. Expats moving to Bakersfield can find essential information on everything expatriate related from storage to apartments, housing to communities on InterNations, as well as using the discussion groups and forums to socialize with other expats. An online journal published by InterNations, called Expat Magazine, also carries articles written by expats on their experiences of living and working abroad.

Working in Bakersfield

Bakersfield has a hugely diverse economy with industries including: natural gas, energy extraction, petroleum refining, mining, aerospace, manufacturing, food processing, distribution and many corporations and headquarters calling it home. Kern County is in fact the most productive oil producing county, and the fourth most productive agricultural county in the whole of the U.S. Expatriates looking for information on jobs and opportunities within the city’s diverse spread of industries can use InterNations to network with expats already working in Bakersfield. Other vital information for expats looking to work in Bakersfield, including details on visas and working abroad, can also be found by asking other members on the forums on InterNations.

  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

Our Global Partners